The old name of this town was Tunsberg. It is the oldest town in Norway. The town has about 35,000 inhabitants. Tønsberg is also surrounded by some of the county's major tourist attractions, including old viking graves and museums. There are plenty of options for daytrips where both residents and visitors can enjoy a wide range of landscapes. In summer, Tønsberg are a popular retreat for people from Oslo, and other places in Norway. Tønsberg therefore has some of the most lively summertime day and nightlife in Norway.
The people are easy going and very friendly, and cultural life is rich.
Castle Rock (Slottsfjellet), ☎ +47 33311872. A hill in the middle of the town. On the top is the ruin of the old castle, and the Castle Rock Tower.edit
Castle Rock Tower (Slottsfjelltårnet), ☎ +47 33348126. The 17 m (56 ft) high observation tower on top of Castle rock, is a landmark for Tønsberg. The tower was built in 1888.Adults: kr 20, Children: kr 10. edit
Royal Mound (Oseberghaugen), Slagendalen, ☎ +47 33057062. The grave of viking-queen Alvhild. The vikingship Oseberg was found here, after archaeological excavations.edit
Tønsberg Cathedral, Storgaten 52, ☎ +47 33374700. Built in 1858.edit
Vesfold County Museum (Vestfold Fylkesmuseum), Farmannsveien 30, ☎ 47 33312919 (fax: +47 33318909). Contains among other thing: viking ships, and a skeleton from a blue whale.Adults: kr 50, Children: kr 10. edit
Fjærholmen, (10 km away from Tønsberg out on an island, reachable by bus or car). Swim in the Oslo-fjord. The temperature in the sea will normally be 18-22 °C (64-72 °F). The same place will also be the area where all have their private sailing boat and if you are lucky - maybe somebody will bring you along for a sailing tour. Just be brave and ask!edit
Tønsberg Vandrerhjem (Tønsberg HI Hostel), Dronning Blancas gate 22, ☎ 333 12 175, . Situated just below Slottsfjellet and five minutes wals from the railway station, this is an ideal place to stay in Tønsberg. A couple of computers in the reseption and free WLAN to keep you connected to the rest of the world.dorm from 350 kr. (59.27286°,10.40560°)edit
Bolærne: During the summer you can take a small ferry to this island in the Oslofjord, the journey cost kr 140 (roundtrip, adults), kr 70 (roundtrip, children). The journey takes 50 min, oneway. The island was a coastal artillery fortress, opened for the public in 2005. You can stroll along the island - or dive directly from the rocks or just sit in the small harbour looking on the traffic of private summer boats. On top of the island there will be a small viewpoint where you can see all the cruiseboats and ferries passing on the way to and from Oslo.
Østre Bolærne, ☎ +47 91783020 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . You can stay in the same rooms and beds where the soldiers used to live, and you can as well eat all meals in the restaurant.From: kr 200 (in four bed room). edit
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